Governor proposes state money for rural Oregon work

Gov. Kate Brown proposes continued funding to develop rangeland fire protection resources. (BLM photo)

By Les Zaitz

Malheur Enterprise

Gov. Kate Brown hopes to give Oregon’s rural economy in places such as Malheur County a better chance of recovering with extra help from state government.

She is proposing new spending to develop local business, expand housing, and add new construction projects to create jobs. She is expanding lending sources which local communities can tap for their own projects.

The governor . . .